Fragmentary Shadow 1
Medium: Reduction woodcut
Dimensions: 9 x 11 3/4 inches (image) 13 3/4 x 18 inches (sheet)
Artist details: Chinese, 1974
Date finished: 2006
Edition: of 30
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):
"Zha Sai’s technical prowess on this reduction woodcut makes my mouth water. The registration of each printed layer of ink is flawlessly executed, helping add to the photographic nature of this piece. Sai slowly reduces the woodblock after printing each layer, to reveal more and more of previously printed layers, while simultaneously adding smaller and smaller areas of ink on top. Technique aside, Fragmentary Shadow 1 brings a moment of peace and meditation to the viewer that goes beyond what a photograph could hope to offer."